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Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
stadium on this rainy day. president obama has arrived for the service. former presidents george w. bush, jimmy carter and bill clinton will all be attending. memorial service for mandel washington d-c. >>> also tonight we'll be introduced to a group of bay area kids who will play a special role in that memorial service for mandela in washington d.c. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland pacific boy choir academy, 8th grader aaron sanchez speaks just as beautifully about the moment he found out nelson mandela died. >> a voice of the world has just gone away. we'll never hear it again. >> reporter: the former south african president's death four days ago hit especially hard at this school. >> we have a special connection with south africa. >> reporter: the grammy award winning boys choir has traved the world, but it was a trip to south africa in 2009 that 9th grader brendan singer said had the greatest impact. they traveled to nelson mandela's home. >> being in his house, seeing where he stood like where he got all his great ideas of. >> reporter: they learned to sing in zul
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
former home. up to 100,000 people are expected. among them, president obama. he will be layed to rest on december 15. >> same big chill gripping the bay area is expanding. >> manuel shows how it is creating havoc. >> parts of dallas, fort worth appear frozen. cars and trucks have been stranded on highways that became solid sheets of ice overnight. conditions are dangerous. the driver of this pickup truck died when it slid off an overpass on i-35 into a frigid lake. across the region, crews are still trying to restore power to thousands. and weekend events that weren't canceled, like the central florida smu football game saw barely a soul in the stands. about the only place you could find a crowd was dallas, fort worth, international airport. 4,000 people had to spend the night on cots. since thursday, the airlines have canceled more than 1,000 flights out of the airport. this airplane has been stuck on an icy tarmac since last night. rodney wood is trying to get to australia. >> i actually need to get to l.a. so i can get my other flight. >> how is that going? >> well, i had a flight thi
Dec 6, 2013 1:35am PST
. >> reporter: president obama will attend the funeral which is expected to be held in about ten days. after the united nations, the security council stood for a moment of silence. >> let us continue each day to be inspired by nelson mandela's lifelong example to keep walking for a better world. >> reporter: a tribute to a man who really did change the world. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> president obama has ordered flags to fly at half staff through monday in honor of nelson mandela. >>> four months after he was released from prison, nelson mandela visited the u.s. more than 70,000 people packed the oakland coliseum to see him. as christin ayers explains, it was the east bay who led this movement that earned the bay area its visit. >> reporter: a lone rose left as the monument. >> it is you. the people of oakland, the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to go back and continue the struggle. >> reporter: it was no accident that nelson mandela made oakland the final stop on his 1990 u.s. freedom tour. the east bay was really a center of
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
in struggle, to end in justice. >> president obama and first lady michelle will leave tomorrow for south africa. they'll attend a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday. >>> bay area churchgoers also honored the former south african president today. john shows us the celebration of his life and legacy at san francisco's glide memorial church. >> reporter: when san francisco's glide memorial church remembered nelson mandela at their services, the only thing missing was sadness. the mood was joyful as the children's choir honored the passing of the man who is being called the father of the nation. >> it's bigger than that. nelson mandela touched all of our lives regardless of where we were in the world. >> reporter: pastor sisal williams met him twice. he said mandela's power came from his ability to rise above the outrage of his imprisonment to become an irresistible force in the position of change. >> being in prison for 27 years, you hear me? 27 years. and then walking out of that prison as a new person completely. there's no doubt about it. he liberated the world in man
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